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SHINE BRIGHT Nikki Blonsky, Melissa McCarthy & Christina Hendricks dazzle in glitter
MARY LAMBERT on music, fashion & ice cream
38 Holiday finds for every lady on your list (PLUS we’re giving away $500 worth of beauty products!)
y t r Pa ! y d a e R From your tresses to your toes, we’ve got you covered for festive glam
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For me, the holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, celebrating the season and stepping out of my fashion comfort zone. With the New Year around the corner, my fashion and beauty motto is to ‘just go for it!’. That curve-hugging sequin dress you’ve had your eye on? Wear it! And that glamorous, glossy red lip you’ve been dying to try out? Sport it! ‘Tis the season to deck yourself out in glitzy glitter, sexy sequins and elegant embellishments, so what better time to be daring with your style? Get this season’s shimmer and shine just right with style inspiration from starlets Melissa McCarthy (page 13), Christina Hendricks (page 15) and Nikki Blonsky (page 38). Holiday party coming up? From festive frocks to soirée-worthy coiffes, models Anita and Jessica are the belles of the ball in our holiday fashion and beauty editorials from pages 21 to 36. Give the gift of style to your favourite ladies this season with our glistening gift guide from pages 44 to 50—not to mention, we’re giving away ALL of the beauty products featured (a prize valued at $500!). Plus, we’re also gifting a $200 Addition Elle gift card to a lucky subscriber. Last but definitely not least, we speak to up-and-coming songstress Mary Lambert about music, fashion and her love for the world (page 17). Look and feel fabulous this season and don’t forget to just go for it—sequins and all. Happy Holidays!
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FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR DIANA DI POCE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ASH KOWALEWSKI FASHION DIRECTOR ME-HI MARY KIM CONTRIBUTORS CODY ALAIN, KILEY BELL, RUO BING LI, SEAN CARSON OF BEYOND PRODUCTIONS, HONOR CURVES, JENNIFER FODEN WILSON, MELISSA FORREST, JESSICA JEROME, ANITA MARSHALL, TESS MUNSTER, BLAIR PETTY, CARLYLE ROUTH, CHRISTIAN SMITHERMAN, ERIN THOMAS, JENNIFER ZHAO SPECIAL THANKS TO ADDITION ELLE, MARGIE ASHCROFT OF MARGIE PLUS, BEN BARRY AGENCY, BENEFIT COSMETICS CANADA, SIMON BURN, DOROTHY COMBS MODELS, LUANNE D’SOUZA OF WEESHA’S WORLD, JUDY INC., MARY LAMBERT, DILLON LARKIN, AMY LONG OF TWO SHEPS THAT PASS, BRANDY MCKINLAY, EDEN MILLER OF CABIRIA, PAGE ONE MANAGEMENT, VERONIKA ROUX-VLACHOVA, EMILY ROY OF ENTRE MONTREAL ET NEW YORK, SHAY MARIE STUDIOS, NEKIAH TORRES OF FROM THE REZ TO THE CITY, VICTORIOUS ME For advertising information, marketing opportunities and submission guidelines, please contact email@example.com © 2013 DARE Magazine Inc.
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HONOR CURVES Honor Curves is a self-proclaimed Body Love Advocate who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business. She is the founder of the #HonorMyCurves movement where she sheds light on the cause for diversity acceptance; be it size, sexuality, race or belief systems that differ, she sees the beauty in it all. Honor coined and lives by the phrase: “Own your curves, accept yourself, and never apologize for your beauty.”
JESSICA JEROME Jessica Jerome is a Canadian model based out of Toronto, signed to Ben Barry Agency. With a background in theatre, art and design she also enjoys the challenges of working as a Production Designer. Jesse believes that adventure is the best medicine, the Caesar is the greatest cocktail ever invented and that in the future, curvy women will be celebrated, rather than persecuted. She is proud to be a part of the revolution. RE
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TESS MUNSTER: LILY CUMMINGS, MUAH ME.
Tess Munster is a plus size model, make up artist and blogger based in L.A., who turned her hobbies into a successful career. What Tess loves most about her career is the ability to empower women around the world. From founding the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement, building confidence through modeling and advocating body size acceptance, her fans have been the best part of her journey.
WINTER 2013 • ISSUE #3
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09 NEWS 11 WHAT’S IN
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WHAT’S IN HER BEAUTY BAG?
THESE SHOW-STOPPING WAVES, BRAIDS & UPDOS WILL HAVE YOU DAZZLING
WITH TESS MUNSTER
CURVES OF THE WORLD
17 MARY LAMBERT
WITH HONOR CURVES
15 POWER CLUTCHES
EXCLUSIVE WITH MARY LAMBERT
SEQUINS, LACE, PRINTS & VELVET TOP OUR LIST FOR HOLIDAY FASHION
PLUS! A $500 BEAUTY GIVEAWAY
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HEARD? Extra, extra! Read on for the latest news in fashion, beauty and curvy culture.
NEWLY MYNTED BENEFIT SETS THE BAR Known for creating head-turning eyebrows since 1976, Benefit Cosmetics is now introducing a new beauty experience in the form of Benefit Brow Bars. October marked the grand opening of a Brow Bar in Sephora at Yorkdale Shopping Centre—the third of its kind in Canada. Until recently, the only other two in the country were at Quartier Dix30 in Montreal and Sherway Gardens in Toronto. This holiday season you can get yourself looking your best for family reunions and festive soirées by asking for any number of the brow arching, facial waxing and lash application services that the Benefit Brow Bars have to offer.
BY KILEY BELL
Plus size clothing brand MYNT 1792 has partnered up with five popular fashion bloggers to create an outerwear capsule collection. Nicolette Mason (nicolettemason.com), Nadia Aboulhosn (nadiaaboulhosn.com), Allison Teng (curvygirlchic. com), Kellie Brown (andigetdress.com) and Toronto’s own Franceta Johnson (francetajohnson.com) have each designed their own convertible jacket to be sold on mynt1792.com. The five-piece collection, ranging from $188-$248, is available now. For images of the new faux leather-filled Blogger Collection, check out our gallery below!
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Supermodel Ashley Graham has partnered up with plus size fashion retailer Addition Elle to create her own line of lingerie. The Nebraskaborn beauty created the collection with the goal of flattering women’s bodies of all shapes and ages, with sizes in the ranges of 36DD-DDD, 38-42 C-DDD and 44 C-DD. The 14-piece collection comprises of boudoir-inspired panties, bras and vintage-style chemises. Graham’s lingerie is now available at Addition Elle stores across Canada and online at additionelle.com.
It’s been a few years since Isabel and Ruben Toledo designed a fashion collection in part with a mass-market retailer. From a swimwear line for Target to a shoe line for Payless, the husband-and-wife team are now creating a capsule collection for plus size retailer Lane Bryant. The plus size market has been virtually untapped by big name designers so far, making this a large step forward in the fashion world. The Toledos’ collection will start with a novelty tee-shirt and a tote bag for the holidays, followed by a spring 2014 readyto-wear line. The collection will be available in online.
A new baby on the way isn’t the only upcoming event in Gwen Stefani’s life. The singer and fashion designer collaborated with OPI on a limited-edition seven-shade nail lacquer collection set to launch January 2014. Each hue was inspired by Gwen’s bold beauty looks, including a red lacquer called Over & Over A-Gwen based on her signature red lipstick. Although the other six shades are sold individually, the red lacquer is only available in a DIY nail design boxed set complete with nail glue, Swarovski black crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs in different shapes. Each individual polish will retail for $10.95 at professional salons and spas across Canada, with the boxed set priced at $19.
what ’s in her closet?
A FAUX FUR STOLE IS A SUPER SASSY ACCESSORY FOR THOSE COLD WINTER DAYS.
Founder of the #HonorMyCurves movement, self-proclaimed Body Love Advocate and lover of fashion, Honor Curves gives us a peek inside her coveted closet. FOLLOW @HONORCURVES
1. THE STOLE. Simply Be faux fur stole, $25, simplybe.com 2. THE GLOVES. Club Monaco leather studded gloves, $99, clubmonaco.ca 3. THE VELVET TOP. Pink Clove baroque velvet top, $35, pinkclove.co.uk 4. THE BRACELET. Stella & Dot bracelet, $74, stelladot.com
THESE WILL KEEP YOU FEELING SEXY. ALL EYES WILL BE ON YOU!
VELVET IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY SEASON— NOT TO MENTION A GREAT THROWBACK TO THE ‘90s!
5. THE PUMPS. Nine West heels, $120, ninewest.ca
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BAN.DO headband, $10 each, shopbando.com
S I Z E S 12 +
Reitmans cardigan, $50, reitmans.com
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Lovedrobe dress, $116, lovedrobe.com
EDIT by Jeanne Beker top, $79, available at The Bay and Addition Elle
Kate Spade watch, $225, available at Holt Renfrew
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Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives this season! From head-to-toe fun to flirty accents, Melissa McCarthy leads the way in this dazzling sequin look. BY ME-HI MARY KIM RE
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CABIRIA MAKES HISTORY Award-winning designer Eden Miller makes history on the runway with her curvy collection Cabiria, the first plus size line to show at New York Fashion Week. Eden shares her experience with DARE. BY ERIN THOMAS ERIN: How did you get your start in the industry? EDEN: I started when I was eight years old, working in a nursing home with my mom and learning to sew from the old ladies there—they were perfectionists! Then, I worked in a custom clothing shop, which had a costume shop in the back with vintage costume and pageant pieces going back to the 1940s.When I was 17 I moved to New York to pursue my dream to become a costume designer, which I did for many years [after that]. Dorothy Perkins DP Collection clutch, $120, dorothyperkins.com
THE GOLDEN AGE Statement clutches are the perfect finishing touch to your party ensemble. Channel Christina Hendricks and be the belle of the ball with our favourite standout styles of the holiday season. BY ME-HI MARY KIM
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ERIN: Do you feel you’ve opened the door for other plus size designers to show at Fashion Week in the future? EDEN: I very much hope I have, but I’m a realist. The NYFW show is an invitational with a very high price tag to show. Designers commonly spend between $20,000 to $500,000 on these one-off events and there are 1300 of them every season. The price of entry is prohibitive for most and I’m simply lucky I was in a position to take part with this great not-for-profit organization. ERIN: Where do you see Cabiria at this time next year? EDEN: If I’m lucky and I play my cards right, I hope to be selling (more) internationally—we just got our first shop in the UK. I’ll be in a retail chain like Nordstrom or Dillard’s here in the States and be able to expand to more style options per season. I really want to find an investor this year to really capitalize on all this momentum and give what plus size consumers really want in the marketplace—better options!
Smart Set stardust miniaudiere with chain clutch, $29, smartset.ca
ERIN: Cabiria was the first plus size collection to show at NYFW. How did the opportunity come about? EDEN: When I was starting my line, I went to The Fashion Law Institute, part of Fordham Law School, for very specific advice for fashion and business crossover. The woman who runs it, Dean and Professor Susan Scafidi, loved my work and asked me to take part in the showcase based on the merit of my designs. It was only after I looked into it that everyone realized that they had made a groundbreaking choice.
Aldo Accessories crystal and pearl cluch, $50, aldoshoes.com
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Gap metallic leather foldover clutch, $45, available at Gap stores and gap.com
PHOTO BY DEBORAH SPENCER.
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Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Mary Lambert chats about equality for everyone and how she wants to change the world, one song at a time. BY ASH KOWALEWSKI
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Lambert appropriately believes that sexiness has no size—despite how the media represents curvy women. Lambert further asserts her thoughts on how plus size women are often marginalized and mostly used for humour in movies and TV, “[In the media] there isn’t a place for plus size women to be romantic. I feel very sexy and I feel very empowered and I feel like I could have a great love story,”—and she’s not entirely wrong. While we love the comedienne Rebel Wilsons and Melissa McCarthys of the world, they’re seldom seen in a sexy, romantic way that you’d see a thin lingerie model portrayed. Lambert told us that self-esteem is a process, and no matter your size, you have to own it. Her secret: “I think it’s because I’ve invested a lot of love into myself and my physical body. I really value myself and have taken time for me.” She does say there’s a fine line when discussing health issues: you can be curvy and gorgeous, but you still need to take care of yourself. However, she maintains that she still makes time for the sweet things in life: “Not feeling shame when you say, ‘yeah, I’m going to have dessert tonight because I fucking want ice cream.’” And since we’re all about sexiness and empowerment, her mantra fits just right. Ice cream and all.
I’ve invested a lot of love into myself and my physical body.
Mary Lambert is a woman on top of the world. After her song was selected to be a part of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” which led to the full-length track “She Keeps Me Warm,” Lambert landed an MTV Video Music Award and has been a star on the rise ever since. But, as Mary Lambert has learned, celebrity status is best used when it comes with a message: Love yourself no matter who you are. Lambert has been dabbling in songwriting since she was 7 and she wrote her first “decent” song at 10. However, she admits her poetic style wasn’t refined until she went to college. Her talent is obvious, but she talks about her accomplishments with much humility and modesty. An advocate for both plus size women (and how the media views the curvy community) as well as gay rights, the curvaceous and openly lesbian Lambert preaches for equality in every sense of the word; and uses her music as a means to share this with the world. The lighthearted singer, songwriter and poet says with a laugh, but with the most sincerity, “I care so much about the world— this is going to sound so cheesy—and I feel like some of the heartbreaks in humanity can be solved through art and music.” But it’s people like Lambert whose faith in humanity to change and do good that we should be looking to for inspiration.
From her beauty essentials to her celebrity idols, songstress Mary Lambert shares a few of her favourite things with us. Click through the gallery for more!
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Mary Lambert wearing a Badgley Mischka gown at the MTV Video Music Awards
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‘Tis the season to shimmer and shine! Indulge yourself and deck the party halls in romantic lace, playful prints, and dazzling sequins. TEXT: ME-HI MARY KIM PHOTOGRAPHY: CARLYLE ROUTH ART DIRECTION: DIANA DI POCE STYLING: DIANA DI POCE & ME-HI MARY KIM HAIR & MAKEUP: BLAIR PETTY FOR TRESEMMÉ HAIR CARE/JUDYINC.COM
LADY IN RED. Pink Clove lace dress, $37, pinkclove.co.uk; Swarovski necklace, $950, swarovski.com.
TRENDS VARSITY CHIC. Forever 21+ varsity jacket, $36, canada.forever21.com; Gussied Up sequin top, $63, gussiedup.ca; Living Doll Los Angeles sequin skirt, livingdoll.la; Cocoa Jewelry necklace, $38, cocoajewelry. com; Forever 21 bracelet, $10, canada.forever21.com.
ECLECTIC EDGE. Forever 21+ jacket, $52, canada.forever21.com; Living Doll Los Angeles crop top, livingdoll.la; Forever 21 necklace, $13, canada.forever21.com; Joseph Ribkoff trousers, $130, josephribkoff.com; Aldo Accessories gloves, $20, aldoaccessories.ca; Aldo Shoes booties, $130, aldoshoes.com/ca.
TRENDS GILDED GLAMOUR. Gussied Up Monif C. sequin dress, $258, gussiedup.ca; Aldo Accessories necklace, $30, aldoaccessories.ca; Town Shoes fur bag, $158, Town Shoes stores across Canada and online at townshoes.com.
WILD SOPHISTICATION. Pink Clove jumpsuit, $29, pinkclove.co.uk; Town Shoes bag, $90, Town Shoes stores across Canada and online at townshoes. com; Aldo Accessories necklace, $25, aldoaccessories.ca; Cocoa Jewelry cuff, $48, cocoajewelry.com; Victorious Me ring, $10, victoriousme.ca; Shoes, stylistâ€™s own.
FELINE FUN. Pink Clove dress with belt, $32, pinkclove.co.uk; Aldo Accessories earrings, $12, and clutch, $40, aldoaccessories.ca; Cat ears headband and shoes, stylistâ€™s own. BOLD IN BAROQUE. Forever 21+ dress, $30, canada.forever21.com; ADDITION ELLE belt, $20, additionelle.ca; Forever 21 bracelet, $16, canada. forever21.com; Nine West crossbody bag, $65, ninewest.ca.
ON THE COVER. Pink Joseph Ribkoff silver dress, $212, josephribkoff.com; Swarovski earrings, $340, swarovski. com; Cocoa Jewelry bracelet, $55, cocoajewelry. com; Victorious Me ring, $4, victoriousme.ca.
Sweet soirée-worthy updos and luscious waves make our nice list for perfect holiday hairdos. TEXT: ASH KOWALEWSKI • PHOTOGRAPHY: RUO BING LI • HAIR & MAKEUP: CODY ALAIN USING TRESEMMÉ HAIR CARE/P1M.CA
LOVE THIS RETRO WAVE LOOK? Watch the video above for a tutorial on how to be the belle of the ball this season with Veronica Lake locks.
VAMPY VERONICA. Gussied Up sheer top, $74, gussiedup.ca; Victorious Me ring, $10, victoriousme.ca; The Black Box Boutique earrings, $218, theblackboxboutique.com.
TRENDS BEJELEWED BOB. The Black Box Boutique hair accessory, $58, theblackboxboutique.com; Swarovski earrings, $160, swarovski.com; Forever 21+ top, $22, canada.forever21.com.
PARTY PLAITS. Swarovski earrings, $486, swarovski.com; Forever 21+ lace dress, $36, canada.forever21.com.
WANT A PRETTY, PERFECT PONY? Watch the video above for a tutorial on how to get this ponytail look for your holiday parties. VIDEOS BY SEAN CARSON, BEYOND PRODUCTIONS
ART DIRECTION: DIANA DI POCE • NAILS: MELISSA FORREST FOR SALLY HANSEN/ P1M.CA • PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: JENNIFER ZHAO • STYLING: DIANA DI POCE & ME-HI MARY KIM • MODEL: JESSICA JEROME, BEN BARRY AGENCY
PONY UP. The Black Box Boutique drop earrings, $225, and ring, $158, theblackboxboutique.com; Forever 21+ sweater, $30, canada.forever21.com.
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Plaited tresses, bouncy ponies and retro revival make are this season’s hottest festive hairstyle go-tos. BY ASH KOWALEWSKI
VAMPY VERONICA This Veronica Lakeinspired wave has an elegant retro flair that is so au courant and will make for a stylishly sophisticated coif this holiday season. Your LBD’s new best friend.
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush, $72, moroccanoil.com
T3 Single Pass Twirl Curling Iron, $109, available at Murale
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Imperfection is the name of the game with this look. Curl sections in alternating directions for an effortlessly done undone look and finish your coif with some dry shampoo to keep the volume all night long.
Instantly jazz up your braid with a deep side part and a French braid wrapped around the entire head. Just make sure to give the lower half of your head a quick swipe of hair oil to keep any fly-aways at bay.
Perfect if you’re running from work to a party, this bouncy pony will stay put all day long and the wrapped strands add an extra touch. Whip up this ‘do with some dry shampoo and second-day bed-head.
Sultra The Bombshell ¾” Rod Curling Iron, $150, sephora.ca
Oribe DryTexturizing Spray, $44, beautymark.ca
Stylize Tail Combs (2-pack), $4, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Wella Profesionals Oil Reflections, $34, available at professional salons nationwide
Stylize Updo Pins, $7 (100-pack), available at Shoppers Drug Mart
L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Sleekissme Strong Hold Hairspray, $15, available at mass retailers
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This season it’s all about glam eyes matching your festive soirée ensemble. Go bold, sparkly and oh-so-sexy like Nikki Blonsky with these do-it-all palettes that will make everyone wish Santa had brought them first. BY ASH KOWALEWSKI Aerin Lauder Winter Color Palette, $78, esteelauder.ca
3 NARS Guy Bourdin Crime of Passion Travel Compact, $68, narscosmetics.ca
Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Flower, $61, available at Dior counters nationwide
4 Chanel Ombres Matelassées in Charming, $74, chanel.com
TESS MUNSTER: DYNAMITE DAMES, MUAH VINTAGE FLAIR.
PERFECT FOR TOUCH UPS.
LOVE THIS MASCARA! IT GIVES THE EFFECT OF WEARING FALSIES.
what’s in her beauty bag?
TESS MUNSTER Plus size model, makeup artist and founder of the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement, Tess shares her favourite beauty products of the season with us. FOLLOW @TESSMUNSTER
1. THE MASCARA. Benefit They’re Real Mascara, $29, available at Shopper Drug Mart, Murale and sephora.ca
2. THE EYESHADOW. Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten, $23, available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale
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6. THE LIP BALM. EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Blueberry Acai, $4, available at mass retailers
5. THE HAIR TOOL. Stylize Bobby Pins, $6 (90-pack), available at Shoppers Drug Mart
A MUST FOR DRY LIPS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.
4. THE LIPSTICK. M.A.C. Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $18, maccosmetics.com
MY GOTO RED LIPSTICK.
3. THE POWDER. Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder, $40, lancome.ca
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1. Magic Ink jet-black liquid eyeliner, $24. 2. Brow Zings brow shaping kit, $36.
1. Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! brightening makeup, $44. 2. High Brow brow-lifting pencil, $26.
1. Gimme Brow brow-volumizing fiber gel, $26. 2. Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Dare Me, $23.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUO BING LI
HAIR & MAKEUP BY MADDOX LU
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GIFT GUIDE 2013 From beautiful baubles to glitzy party-worthy makeup essentials, weâ€™ve got you covered for the gift-giving season. Whether itâ€™s for your mom, your sister, your bestie or just a little something for yourself, these stockingstuffer goodies will make you the hero of the holidays. BY ASH KOWALEWSKI
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Demeter Sugar Cookie, $20 (30 ml), demeterfragrance.com
Snuggle-worthy accessories and confectionary scents to keep the holiday hibernator warm and toasty all winter long. Now bring on the cocoa! M.A.C. Cosmetics Divine Night Mineralize Skinfinish in Centre of Attention, $39, maccosmetics.com
Frends Taylor headphones, $200, available at Holt Renfrew
Benefit Bathina Soft to Touch Hard to Get Body Oil, $40, available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and sephora.ca
Michael Kors leather watch, $220, available at WATCH IT! retailers across Canada andÂ watchit.ca
OPI Nail Lacquer in My Favorite Ornament, $11, available at select salons nationwide
CLICK HERE TO WIN ALL OF THESE BEAUTY ITEMS (VALUED at $500!) Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, $20, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
OPI Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in Silent Stars Go By, $11, available at select salons nationwide
Kate Spade glitter pouch in rose gold, $78, available at Holt Renfrew
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CLICK HERE TO WIN ALL OF THESE BEAUTY ITEMS (VALUED at $500!)
For the festive soirĂŠe social butterfly, the luxe and rich jewel-tones of the season will suit her style just fine.
Addition Elle multichain necklace, $20, additionelle.com
Quo by ORLY MegaPixel FX in Mega Aqua, $10, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Express rhinestone drop earrings, $35, available at Express
Essence Eyeshadow in Forest Fairies, $3, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
BCBGMAXAZRIA Bon Genre EDP, $86 (100 ml), sephora.ca
Essie Nail Polish in Warm & Toasty Turtleneck, $10, select salons and retailers and essie.com
Swarovski New York City Girl Blonde Smartphone Incase, $80, swarovski.com
Maybelline New York Color Show Holographic Nail Lacquer in Mystic Green, $4, available at mass drugstores French Connection clutch, $88, canada. frenchconnection.com
Revlon Photoready Primer, Shadow & Sparkle in Muse, $13, available at mass drugstores; Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Sugar Violet, $10, available at mass drugstores
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Kiehl’s x Haze Crème de Corps, $62 (500 ml), kiehls.ca
Swoon-worthy essentials, timeless shades and elegant pieces for the ultra-chic lady in your life. Very Marilyn approved.
Stuart Weitzman Art & Sole book, $30, available at all Stuart Weitzman boutiques and stuartweitzman.ca LUSH Santa’s Lip Scrub, $9, lush.ca
Katy Perry Killer Queen EDP, $59 (50 ml), available at Shoppers Drug Mart
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Coach leather satchel, $798, coach.com
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Hollywood, $12, available at select salons
Addition Elle statement ring, $20, additionelle.com
Fresh Essentials, $23, sephora.ca
Dior Diorific Vernis in Marilyn, $27, available at Dior counters nationwide
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• YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION: My two biggest inspirations have to be international street style (thank you streetpeeper.com) and fashion icon Kate Lanphear who’s effortless tomboy chic style is always a hit. • BEAUTY SECRET: When in doubt, wear red lips!
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHOW OFF YOUR BODY! FOCUS ON YOUR BEST FEATURE AND DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHOW IT OFF (FOR ME IT’S MY LEGS!).
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• YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: A great blazer is a wardrobe must-have. They’re extremely versatile and can instantly dress up basics. • STYLING TIP: Pay attention to fit so that you look and feel great in whatever you’re wearing. • TOP SHOPS: Most of my clothes are from Forever 21+, ASOS Curve, New Look and Dorothy Perkins. • SPLURGE & SKIMP: I mostly splurge on bags and occasionally shoes. My clothes are always highstreet, so I like to dress up my outfits with classic accessories. I don’t like paying too much for trendy jewellery and clothing because I know I’ll only wear it for a short while.
DRESS FOR THE BODY YOU HAVE AND TAKE JOY IN CHALLENGING WHAT PEOPLE THINK PLUS SIZE SILHOUETTES SHOULD LOOK LIKE.
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• FAVE WINTER TREND: I’m obsessed with the 90sinspired trends of the season. Plaids are a staple and I’m excited to try the print out in not only shirts, but skirts and coats as well.
• YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: My wardrobe staple is definitely my moto jacket. I have the same style in every fabric from patent to tweed.
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• STYLING TIP: Don’t underestimate high heels. Even a small heel will elongate your legs in skinny jeans. • TOP SHOPS: I am in love with Fashion to Figure. I bought the most amazing dress when I was in Brooklyn for the Full Figured Fashion Week last summer, and it’s still my favorite item in my closet! • BEAUTY SECRET: Lip balm before going to sleep every night. And Nutella in the morning!
I LOVE PIECES THAT ARE ORIGINAL AND MAKE WILL PEOPLE TALK OR SMILE.
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• FAVE WINTER TREND: Wearing the colour grey and awesome oversized coats! • YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION: Runways! I’ve always been inspired by high-end fashion. It’s art! • TOP SHOPS: I shop at Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, ASOS Curve and Nordstrom Rack. • BEAUTY SECRET: A moisturizer that contains vitamin e.
I BELIEVE THE KEY TO GREAT STYLE IS FINDING INSPIRATION, BEING CREATIVE AND DISPLAYING CONFIDENCE.
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• YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: I recently purchased a pair of William Rast jeggings at Addition Elle—they are simply perfect. Just as if the designer, Justin Timberlake, was hugging my legs all day!
• YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: I know this is cliché, but a little black dress. It never goes out of style, is always classy and easy to accessorize.
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